Rötenberg Castle

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Rötenberg Castle


Alternative name (s): Rötenburg, Röterturm, Turmberg
Creation time : 1100 to 1200
Castle type : Höhenburg, spur location
Conservation status: Keep
Standing position : Nobles
Construction: Humpback cuboid
Place: Fichtenberg -Medium red
Geographical location 48 ° 58 '43.6 "  N , 9 ° 44' 31.4"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 58 '43.6 "  N , 9 ° 44' 31.4"  E
Height: 455.7  m above sea level NN
Rötenberg Castle (Baden-Württemberg)
Rötenberg Castle

The castle Rötenberg , also called Rötenburg, Röterturm, Turmberg , is the remainder of a hilltop castle at 455.7  m above sea level. NN high Turmberg steeply sloping on all sides 0.8 km south of the hamlet Mittelrot in the municipality of Fichtenberg in the district of Schwäbisch Hall in Baden-Württemberg . The name could come from the Lords of Red.

The shape of the preserved keep suggests that the building dates back to the first half of the 13th century. Schneider (see literature) also believes that the weir system could have emerged in connection with the manorial organization of the Kochergau , which was directed from Comburg , in the 10th or 11th century, but it may not have been built until the 12th to 13th centuries. It was first mentioned in documents in 1338 when a Rugger Väzzewin was named as Vogt zu Rötenberg. According to Haller Chronicles, Engelhard von Lobenhausen burned it down on imperial orders in 1350 because it was used for robbery. It is certain that in 1377 it was sold by Albrecht Haug von Rosenstein for 1400 thalers to the Albrecht von Limpurg tavern and 29 years later it went to the Electoral Palatinate as a fief . The castle was probably destroyed as early as the 15th century.

Of from hump ashlar masonry erected and obtained keep (Röterturm) has a height of 21 meters over an area of 9.3 x 9.3 meters and a high input at 10.8 meters. Otherwise only trenches can be seen .


  • Alois Schneider: The castles in the Schwäbisch Hall district - an inventory . Konrad Theiss Verlag, Stuttgart 1995, ISBN 3-8062-1228-7 , pp. 87-90.
  • Description of the Oberamt Gaildorf , 1852, pp. 113 and 235f. Wikisource
  • The art and antiquity monuments in the Kingdom of Württemberg. Jagstkreis I . Esslingen 1907, p. 206f. ( online ).

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